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Drum And Bass Astilbe flowers Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder Drum And Bass Astilbe Astilbe 'Drum And Bass' Plant Height: 18 inches Flower Height: 24 inches Spread: 15 inches Spacing: 12 inches Sunlight: Hardiness Zone: 4a Other Names: False Spirea Description: Striking bright pink plumes rising above large bright green leaves; perfect in a shady spot with dappled light; prefers moisture so water regularly for abundant flowers and nice foliage Ornamental Features Drum And Bass Astilbe has masses of beautiful plumes of pink flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. Landscape Attributes Drum And Bass Astilbe is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Drum And Bass Astilbe is recommended for the following landscape applications; - Mass Planting - Rock/Alpine Gardens - Border Edging - General Garden Use - Container Planting
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Drum And Bass Astilbe - Meadows Farms

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Page 1: Drum And Bass Astilbe - Meadows Farms

Drum And Bass Astilbe flowersPhoto courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder

Drum And Bass AstilbeAstilbe 'Drum And Bass'

Plant Height: 18 inches

Flower Height: 24 inches

Spread: 15 inches

Spacing: 12 inches

Sunlight:

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Other Names: False Spirea

Description:

Striking bright pink plumes rising above large bright green leaves; perfectin a shady spot with dappled light; prefers moisture so water regularly forabundant flowers and nice foliage

Ornamental Features

Drum And Bass Astilbe has masses of beautiful plumes of pink flowers at the ends of the stems fromearly to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent forcutting. Its large deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Drum And Bass Astilbe is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relativelyfine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes activegrowth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularlyattractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negativecharacteristics.

Drum And Bass Astilbe is recommended for the following landscape applications;

- Mass Planting- Rock/Alpine Gardens- Border Edging- General Garden Use- Container Planting

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Planting & Growing

Drum And Bass Astilbe will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with theflowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plantsshould be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground,not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expectedto live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to thecrown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in latewinter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimalgrowth. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and issubject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution,and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulcharound the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is aninterspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that itmay be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Drum And Bass Astilbe is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting inoutdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plantsand those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets,they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.